Lucky No. 11?
On the heels of announcements concerning a potential tenth casino in Tunica County, another investor group has started the process to build and open an eleventh gaming resort here.
GW/LUX Tunica Project LLC, a Seattle, WA-based company founded in 2008, this week placed a Notice of Intent to seek site approval for about 80 acres just east of Hollywood Casino on land owned by Shea Leatherman LLC and a gaming license for a proposed casino tentatively named Paradise Found, a four-star hotel, an indoor water park, a second on-site hotel geared toward families, a Kid’s Quest, movie theatre, bowling facility and entertainment center.
The three R's of Rivergate
Vision on airport’s horizon
The exodus of one airline will make way for another, according to officials at the Tunica Airport.
On June 2, Vision Airlines will begin offering service from Tunica. AirTran Airways is scheduled to stop local service on May 2.
Vision will offer flights from Destin/Ft. Walton Beach, Florida for an introductory fare of $39 through April 24. Flights are set for Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays of each week.
Epiphany marks special day
The Church of the Epiphany in Tunica celebrated an anniversary of sorts at its Palm Sunday service last weekend.
For the first time since 1924, Palm Sunday fell on April 17, inspiring the local Episcopal congregation to remember the church’s dedication and host a reunion of extended family members and former congregants.
The service itself featured a procession into the church with members waving palm branches, special music and readings, Communion, hymns and songs, and prayer.
Father Bob France explained in his homily, “There was once a lady who had a vision...Sallie Jett Perry.
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